The Federal Government has paid each of the constables deployed for the Osun State governorship election a sum of N50,000 as special duty allowance.
A total of 18,426 police personnel have been deployed in Osun State for the governorship election coming up on Saturday, September 22.
The PUNCH correspondent gathered that the police had paid the money into the salary accounts of each officer participating in the exercise.
According to a source, while N50, 000 was paid to each of the policemen from the rank of constable to sergeant, those within the rank of Inspector, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of Police were paid N120, 000 each. Each of the eight Commissioners of Police deployed for the exercise was reportedly paid N250, 000.
At least two constables confirmed to The PUNCH correspondent that they received N50, 000 each for the election duty.
Investigation reveals that an average of constable takes home N45, 000 per month after tax deductions.
The PUNCH, September 19, 2018
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